Joanna Payne by Dunja Opalko

Joanna Payne by Dunja Opalko

The brainchild of Joanna Payne who founded the club in her living room in 2015, Marguerite is a network for women who work in the visual arts. The club aims to provide a ready-made community and support network for women working across art, design, fashion and photography.

After seven years of working in the art world, for leading organisations including Whitechapel Gallery and Frieze Art Fair, Joanna felt that something needed to be done about the fact that women often found it harder to realise their potential than men - something that was seemingly caused by a difference in attitude and confidence as opposed to a superior skill set.

Named after one of the most significant art patrons of the 20th Century, Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim, Marguerite strives to uphold Peggy’s famous confidence, ambition and vigour — her fearlessness and her recognition of the importance of surrounding yourself by intelligent, generous and inspiring people to increase your own confidence and network.

Since 2015, Marguerite has happily moved beyond the confines of Joanna’s living room, hosting 40 events a year with the likes of: Directors including Director of Tate, Maria Balshaw and Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Nicholas Cullinan; artists, Linder Sterling and Polly Morgan; Founders of Frieze, Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp; Fashion designers, Dame Zandra Rhodes and Victoria Beckham; and photographers, Rankin, Juno Calypso and Miles Aldridge. For the upcoming programme click here!

Marguerite is now made up of over 300 savvy and influential women in London and beyond who share a strong desire to lift each other up rather than holding each other back.  Want to join the movement? Become a member or buy tickets to our events

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Founder & Director, Joanna Payne

Membership & Events Coordinator, Taran Kaler

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